Announcing the Dearly Departed Custom Contest
Like it or not, we all have to die someday, but not just anyone gets a custom-made action figure to commemorate their existence! The object of August's contest here at Figure Realm is to create a figure of a deceased character, either from fiction or the real world. They may be gone, but your hand-made masterpieces will prove that they haven't been forgotten! You could make any fictional entity that has ever perished in a comic book, movie, television show, literary work, or other media. Maybe you'd like to cobble together a custom toy of a famous celebrity or historical figure that is no longer with us. Perhaps you'd rather craft a keepsake figure to honor someone you've lost in your personal life. You could even do an extinct organism like a dinosaur. It doesn't matter if they've been dead a day or thousands of years.
- This isn't a corpse or ghost contest: your goal is to make the character as they were when they were alive. However, you don't have to match the appearance of the person at the age that they expired; you may choose a look/outfit from any time during their life (i.e., a Michael Jackson figure could represent whatever period of his musical career that interests you the most.)
- It's okay if the deceased character that you want to customize is dead in one universe/adaptation but still amongst the living in another. For example, a Jack Nicholson Joker would be a legal entry (he fell to his death in the first Tim Burton Batman movie), despite the fact that the "real" comic book Joker is alive and well, because said film is its own little separate reality.
- There are no size/scale limitations and you can use whatever parts/materials/tools that you desire to immortalize the fallen.